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23 Feb 2018


Job Description

Requisition Number: 502929
Contract Type: On-going
Country: Zambia
Location: Solwezi
Site: Sentinel
Categories: Mine Geology

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has grown from a small mineral operation in Zambia into a multinational mining business in less than two decades, with a global portfolio of copper and nickel assets in Europe, Africa, Australia and South America. This phenomenal growth is down to FQM people who have strived to be Bolder, Smarter and Driven in everything they do.

In March 2013, First Quantum Minerals acquired Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based mining company primarily producing copper and zinc from mines in Finland, Spain and Turkey, with also a major copper deposit under development in Panama, known as Cobre Panama. The combination of the First Quantum and Inmet assets has created one of the world’s leading copper producers with a geographically diversified portfolio of high-quality operations and development projects in eight countries across five continents.

With a strategic plan to produce more than 1 million tonnes per annum of copper within five years, the Company is poised to become the largest, widely-held pure-play copper producer and one of the top five copper producers in the world.


  • Bachelor’s degree plus Honours in geology, mining geology or a closely related field
  • Clean valid driver’s license (essential)

Core Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ore delineation and control – including efforts to minimize dilution, ore loss, misclassification
  • All RC grade control planning, execution, supervision, and sampling
  • In-pit mapping and 3D interpretation
  • Integration and interpretation of all geological and sampling datasets to create 3D geological, structural, geochemical, and geo-metallurgical models
  • Best practice material reconciliation and tracking
  • Continuous liaison with key stakeholders, including mining operations, process, geotechnical and hydro-geological teams
  • To effectively supervise other sampling and geological staff and ensure that they perform their duties safely and according to high standards
  • Perform other project work and any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Expected Deliverables from this job:

  • Ensure safe and effective running of the daily core geological operational functions – including effective leadership, communication, and reporting
  • To pro-actively identify opportunities to add value
  • Mentorship and training of other team members

Behavioural Traits:

  • Must have a thorough methodical approach to routine tasks and problem solving
  • Must be willing to work with and assimilate experience from colleagues from a variety of skills and national backgrounds
  • Must have strong team ethic and communication abilities
  • Must be willing to do shift work
  • Ability to encourage / recognise team performance
  • Must be self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently
  • Must be highly detail-oriented
  • Ability to supervise a medium sized team
  • Must have a clean criminal record (essential for expatriates)

Operational Requirements:

  • Competency in all geological and supervisory aspects to ensure all work is done safely, accurately, and to high standards
  • Can facilitate positive communication with all stakeholders to ensure value added continuously to the business

Knowledge and Experience required to perform in this job:

The Mine Geologist will require knowledge, skills and experience in the following areas:

  • 3-5 years’ relevant experience in production geology (preferably in an open pit mine)
  • Strong IT skills; familiarity with Datamine highly advantageous. Familiarity with other 3D modelling software and/or CAE OreController advantageous.
  • Demonstrable strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Understanding of good Health and Safety practices

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